Skip to main content

Mercedes-Benz workers in Alabama vote against unionizing in blow to big UAW push

·1 min

Autoworkers at a Mercedes Benz plant in Alabama voted against joining a union on Friday, potentially slowing down the organizing wave for autoworkers in the southern United States. The result was close, with 56% of workers voting ’no’ and 44% voting ‘yes’ for unionization. The United Auto Workers (UAW) had hoped for a victory in Alabama after winning a union election at a Volkswagen plant in Tennessee last month. The UAW has been targeting non-unionized factories in the South as part of its strategy to increase membership. Despite the loss, the UAW remains determined to continue its fight.